Hearty Beef Stew

I like smiling.  Smiling is great.

Life has been great.  I’m still unsatisfied with my job and looking for something new, but there’s not much I can complain about (except for the ever-growing stack of dishes in my sink).  It’s just great when you can take a look at your life and really feel like you’re on the right path.  I can look at myself in the mirror and smile, and not feel like I’m forcing a smile.  I certainly don’t have everything figured out yet.  But dang, what I do have is pretty good.

Okay, enough of that.  On to the recipe!

Paleo Crockpot Beef Stew
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Banana Bread Brownies

Paleo Banana Bread Brownies

Life in general has been pretty stressful for me lately.  I work an overnight shift, which is hard enough on me, but when you add desperately looking for a new job that pays well enough and is in my field to the mix, stress is like the sun invading my room when I’m trying to fall asleep after coming home from work at 6am – ever present and impossible to block out.

I was offered a job on the spot in an interview the other day, but unfortunately the starting wage is much lower than I’m willing to compromise for, and with my application in at another job I’m dying to get, I’ve decided to suck it up and deal with overnights a little longer.

But still, stress, dude.

And when I get stressed, I bake.

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Coconut Honey Mustard Salmon

CoconutHoneyMustardSalmon

I am the first to say that I am a more creative baker than a cook.  I don’t understand a lot of cooking “principles”.  I just make shit up as I go.  I often make honey mustard salmon, and one night I thought “why not throw some coconut butter on that baby, too?”  So I did.

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Salted Hazelnut Macadamia Butter

Hazelnut Macadamia Nut Butter

 

Sometimes, the little things are really the best part of life.  The other day, during the WOD, I strung double unders together for the first time.  If you aren’t into CrossFit, you might not know what a double under is.  Well, it’s like jumping rope, but instead of the rope passing under your feet once, it goes under twice for each jump.  Think that’s insane?  Triple unders also exist.  That’s really insane.

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffins

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffins

ChocolateChipHazelnutMuffins

I’ve spent the last week or so getting this website up and running, and needless to say I am extraordinarily happy to finally be posting this!  Seriously, you should be too.  This recipe is mindblowing.  Like, you won’t believe these chocolate chip hazelnut muffins are paleo.

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